Zoya Remy

5 Oct

I missed you guys!!! Have you missed me? I’m trying to get back to regular posting, but forgive me if it takes a little while for me to get into the groove again. I’m in my FINAL SEMESTER of college! That’s right, I’m graduating in December! Wheeee!

Zoya Remy is my FAVORITE shade from the Ignite collection. I am a sucker for a gorgeous turquoise blue. Zoya never fails to knock my socks off with gorgeous colors in perfect formulas. This is two coats and a top coat and it went on like a dream!

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Zoya Entice & Ignite Press Release!!

11 Aug

ENTICE & IGNITE
FALL 2014-COLOR SEDUCTION

Inspired by the classic wools, textured brocades and metallic accents of the season, Zoya¹s new
ENTICE & IGNITE collections create a palette of lush, deep color including wines, browns, navies and greys.

ARE THESE NOT GORGEOUS!?!?! I cannot wait to get my hands on these puppies, they are beautiful!!

COLLECTION PRE-ORDER STARTS August 12, 2014

As always, check out Zoya for more information!

Zoya Naturel Deux Collection 2014

2 Aug

The Zoya Naturel Deux Collection is a gorgeous collection of cremes that all impressed my socks off, which is saying a lot because usually I’m not a neutral kind of girl. These colors all flow together gorgeously and compliment each other perfectly. All of the swatches below show two easy coats with top coat. They don’t level out well, but a good top coat always fixes that. All in all, this collection is the perfect rev up for Fall. OMG, I can’t believe its almost the end of Summer. Someone send me to the nearest beach please! ;)

Zoya Chanelle is a gorgeous “a full-coverage, toasted almond cream.” It is seriously a looker if you love toasted browns.

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Zoya Madeline is “a full-coverage, muted rose cream.” I kind of feel like this color is a little old fashioned for me, but the dusty rose color really is gorgeous on the nail.

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Zoya Spencer is a “full-coverage, rich camel cream.” Honestly, its my least favorite of the bunch. It was more streaky than the rest, but it still leveled nicely with a top coat. Also, I might hate the name Spencer because of Spence Pratt from The Hills… What? I can hold  a grudge as long as I want to. ;)

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Zoya Marnie is a gorgeous deep rich plum that screams to my vampy side. I’m this color has been done a million times over, but I still love it. Its gorgeous.

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Zoya Emilia gave me pause at the first coat. I did not think it was going to go on  well at all, then after the second, it became this rich chocolate creme that I could just take a bite of like it was real dark chocolate. Seriously, this is a gorgeous color and every dark chocolate lovers dream.

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Zoya Aubrey is a beautiful deep mauve that called to my girly side. It is definitely my favorite of the collection. Who knows, maybe I’m just an old lady at heart with my love of mauve. Don’t tell anyone I said that!20140802-141751-51471874.jpg

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Every single one of these colors would be perfect additions to your stash, even if you already have something like them already. They all bring something new and exciting to the neutral table and they have Zoya perfection to back them up. I love them and you will too.

ModCloth With Only A Wink in Ruby Mani

14 Jul

Who doesn’t love a little red dress? I know I like a one better than a LBD any day. When I saw With Only A Wink in Ruby  I knew exactly how I would paint my nails to go with this little red dress. ModCloth knows how to make a gorgeous dress! The crisscross neckline is gorgeous and I have a pair of black and red chandelier earrings that would be perfect with a curly updo. I WANT THIS DRESS IN MY CLOSET!! At least I can wear a pretty manicure to compliment it if I can’t get my paws on the dress. ;)

This simple tape mani with black and red flower details is perfect for a night on the town in a gorgeous red dress like With Only A Wink. All you have to do is find the perfect pair of black peep toe pumps and you’re ready for a night on the town. ;)

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ModCloth Enchanted Afternoon Mani

14 Jul

When ModCloth contacted me to enter a nail art contest based on one of their dresses I knew that I had to jump at the chance. I love love love ModCloth, especially their dresses. I would wear a vintagey dress daily if I could. I scrolled through their website http://www.modcloth.com/ and when I found Enchanted Afternoon, I knew it was a winner!

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http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/enchanted-afternoon-dress

I did want to be too matchy matchy, so I used a lilac base and did bright and light blue flowers with a yellow center. I used black with a dotting tool to bring in the black buckle and tie the look together.

Using a dotting tool to do flowers is a super easy way to get a great look, especially for Spring and Summer. A flowery mani is the perfect compliment to a flowery dress.

Now, if I could just add this gorgeous dress to my closet to match my gorgeous mani, I would be one happy girl. ;)

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Dream Polish cuticle oil and balm review

6 Jul

This post has  A LOT of naked nails in it, so if that’s not your thing, move on. ;)

A while back, Vanessa from Dream Polish sent me so goodies to review. It’s taken me a too long to get the review up, but I have not stopped using these awesome goodies since they arrived at my doorstep. I seriously do not think my cuticles and nails have looked this good in a long time.

This is a before shot. My poor dry, broken nails.

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Vanessa sent me a glass file, gem glow cuticle oil, and cuticle balm. The base coat is still in formulation, so this is not a review of the base coat at all.

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This shot is after using the glass file. I know that glass files are supposed to be the best for your nails, but honestly, the noise they make drive me insane, that was not the case with the Dream Polish Glass file! I love that its small enough to keep in my purse and the case is perfect so it doesn’t scratch anything its not supposed to. Seriously, this is one of the best files I have some across in a while. I love it. I filed my nails into a new shape. I have a couple up coming posts with the rounder shape, but it didn’t last long. You can bet I use the Dream Polish file to bring my nails back down to squovals. ;)

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Now onto the oil. This stuff is amazing. I’m usually a balm girl because oils can be runny and annoying, but not Gem Glow Cuticle oil.  This stuff glides on smooth where you want it and soaks in just like it should. I choose the Pink Sugar scent and IT IS SO GOOD! I cannot say enough about all the scents I choose. None of them were overpowering and they smelled natural and yummy. My nails soaked up this oil just like they were supposed too and I know my cuticles are better for it. Plus, the brush is a little hard, so I can use it to easily push back my cuticles while still moisturizing them. Its perfect!

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Last, but not least is the Gem Glow Cuticle Balm stick. I love a good cuticle balm, LOVE IT, and this one is no exception. This after picture is after the oil soaked in and then I liberally applied the balm. The peach scent is so yummy, and honestly I dont think my natural nails have looked this good in years. I carry this stuff around n my purse and use it all the time. Its heavenly. ;)

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20140706-143902-52742400.jpgI can honestly say with 100% conviction that these products are all amazing you would not be disappointed in any of them. Vanessa is a doll to work with (I am so sorry its taken me this long to get this review out!!) and her products are perfection. Her shop went live June 21 and you can find it here and you can also find her on instagram at @mydreampolish. I love this stuff, go and get some and love on your nails now! Right now she’s running a Fourth of July sale, so it will be worth it! Tell her I sent you. ;)

 

Dollish Polish These Are Not The Droids You Are Looking For

20 Jun

You guys. YOU GUYS!!! When Accio Lacquer announced that she and Dollish Polish were combining to make the Ultimate Fandom Collection, I about DIED. I mean, Dollish Polish has already quenched my need for a Walking Dead polish, OF COURSE she, with Accio Lacquer, would be able to create polishes for all of the other fandoms I LOVE. They did not disappoint! If you have not seen the entire collection on Accio Lacquer’s page, you can here and here. I ordered 4 of these beauties and the first one I have to show you is probably my longest standing  fandom. I think my first crush might have been Luke Skywalker

These Are Not The Droids You Are Looking For is an AMAZING glitter bomb that is fully opaque in 3 coats. The formula is perfection, just like any other Dollish Polish out there. Seriously, this polish is like the best of C3PO and R2D2 smashed together. I LOVE IT!!

This polish, THIS POLISH! It causes me to yell. I’m sorry. You NEED it. No really, you need it in your life!!

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KBShimmer She Twerks Out

16 Jun

When KBShimmer released their Early Summer 2014 line, I stalked the release dates and times. Finally, after missing another release because I got my time zones wrong, I gave up. Then, one glorious night on instagram, Ms. KBShimmer herself let me know that they were fully stocked. My fingers clicked on my phone in the dark (it was like 11pm, lol) and I ordered all the ones I wanted right away. I’ve already shown you KBShimmer PT Young Thing and next up is She Twerks Out. I cannot get over that name, its hilarious.

She Twerks Out is a lightly textured turquoise glitter bomb, with green and purple glitters thrown in to boot. Its naturally matte, which you can see in the blurry natural light picture below. My swatches are all done under artificial sunlight, so they’re shinier than the polish really is IRL. Either way, its gorgeous. This was three light coats. It can drag a little, but if you wait a little bit between coats you should be just fine. You guys, I love this polish!! I wore it on the boat last weekend and it was a perfect polish for a Summer day.

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Polish Me Silly Off to Paradise

6 Jun

Oh multichromes, how I love thee, but how my camera hates thee. lol! Its so hard to capture the beauty of a multichrome on camera!! Off to Paradise by Polish Me Silly is a gorgeous pinkish-purplish-goldish multichrome that is so beautiful on the nail. I have not been disappointed in any of the Polish Me Silly colors I have tried out. They all go on smooth in two easy coats and shine without any topcoat, but you know I always add my trusty HK Girl Topcoat. I can’t help myself! I love this color, its such a fun summer shade. I definitely recommend adding it to your stash.

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You can really see the gold/pink/purple shift in this bottle shot!

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KB Shimmer PT Young Thing

4 Jun

You guys, this polish… THIS POLISH!!! Its gorgeous. I have a holo top coat, holo polishes, holo glitter, but this is just straight up holographic goodness on my nails. I wish I could have gotten a good sun shot, but the Sunshine State has been pretty dang rainy lately, but with a rainbow on my nails, who needs sunshine? ;)

KB Shimmer’s PT Young Thing is an amazing linear holographic polish that “is made up completely of two types of holographic pigment” and the effect is just amazing. These swatches are all under artificial light, and they’re still mind blowing. I swear in some lights it looks like my nails are fake! I’ve had this polish on for three days and counting and I DO NOT WANT TO TAKE IT OFF!! KB Shimmer knows what’s up when it comes to holo!! This is two super easy light coats, no VNL to be seen. It dried fast on its own, but I slathered a coat of HK Girl Topcoat on there because you know I love the stuff.

This gorgeous polish is in stock right now, go and get it!! I can’t wait to show you the other beauties I got from KB Shimmer’s Early Summer 2014 collection. I LOVE IT.

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